Pre-Show in the Know

Welcome to the Keystone Comic Con family! A comic convention can be an overwhelming experience, especially if it's your first convention, but even for seasoned con-goers! We here at Keystone Comic Con want to make sure you have the best experience possible! That's why we put together a Pre-Show in the Know guide so that you can be as prepared as possible leading up to and at the show.

Before the Show

Download the App

If you're going to Keystone Comic Con, you definitely need to get the Official Mobile App! It's your digital guide to everything Keystone Comic Con, providing you with the latest news, exhibitor info and special events and helping you easily find your way around the show.

    • Add panels and events to your schedule
    • Favorite exhibitors, guests and artists you want to see
    • Navigate the show with our maps
    • Opt in to push notifications to receive important last minute changes and news

Download the mobile app now

Activate your badge

Badge ActivationMaximize your Keystone Comic Con experience by activating your badge! By activating your badge, you participate in our scavenger hunt to win cool prizes including VIP tickets to the show next year. Plus! In the event that your badge gets turned in to Lost & Found, we will be able to return it to you.

How to activate your badge:

  1. Flip the badge over so you're looking at the back
  2. Look for the code underneath the QR Code
  3. Register your badge here
  4. Dance! Your Keystone Comic Con experience is about to get way cooler!

Activate your badge now

How to Get There

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: there are so many ways to get to Keystone Comic Con. Whether you'll be arriving on broomstick or aboard the Starship Enterprise, make sure you are prepared about how to get to the convention center!

View directions, travel and parking

At the Show

Show Hours

Will Call Hours: Show Floor Hours: Panel Hours:
Thursday, August 22 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, August 23 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 24 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 25 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Procedures

main entrance

Keystone Comic Con has moved to a different part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center this year. The Main Entrance is located on Broad Street at the cross of Cherry Street.

Everyone will go through metal detectors upon entry. Feel free to dress in costume and bring whatever you'll need, just know that the less items you have with you, the faster and easier it will be to get through our security checkpoint. You should be prepared to have your bag searched and all props inspected. Be sure to also review our Cosplay Prop Policy before arriving to make your entrance into Keystone Comic Con is as quick and safe as possible.

What to bring/wear

what to wear

How to See a Panel

All panels are filled on a first-come, first served basis. If you want to see a panel, be sure to get there early. Not sure what to see at the show? Check out our handy pocket guides!

View the full panel schedule


Don't get lost! Use our maps to plan ahead and know your way around like a pro

View the maps

Looking for a Bite to Eat?

We've got you covered. Chase away those stomach growls with some eats around the Pennsylvania Convention Center

View our food guide

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